It all started a few decades ago when the church’s leaders replaced a traditional alcohol with Coke to use while performing religious ceremonies. Coke is also used as decoration and for healing at the church.

The “Coca-Cola Church,” which is really called St. John the Baptist, is located in San Juan Chamula in Chiapas. The church service is a mixture of Catholicism and local religion.

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According to reports, the worshippers at the church turn Coke into their own form of ‘holy water’ because they believe that burping purges evil from the soul.

And since Coke makes you burp, it is only rational that it is the typical drink to cast out any demonic influence.

It all started a few decades ago when the church’s leaders replaced a traditional alcohol with Coke to use while performing religious ceremonies. Coke is also used as decoration and for healing at the church.

Coca-Cola has become part of Mexican culture in a lot of ways. The iconic Coke logo is everywhere in Mexico from villages to schools. Parents even tell their children to drink Coke when they’re sick.

It wasn’t always like that. Coke slowly became more popular in Mexico as one of the company’s delivery workers — Vicente Fox — rose up the corporate ranks to become president of Coca-Cola Mexico, and eventually, president of the whole country.

Coca-Cola had been in Mexico for decades before it started booming in popularity. In the early 1970s, an international ad campaign for the drink swept across Mexico. Around the same time, Coca-Cola sponsored the Mexico City Olympics and the World Cup.

It also became way cheaper to buy Coke in Mexico. In some parts of Mexico, it was even cheaper and easier to find Coke than clean drinking water. Many malnourished communities needed calories, so they began drinking more Coke.

Today, the average Mexican drinks more than 700 cups of Coke a year — nearly double what Americans drink. But there was a disadvantage to Coke’s sudden spike in popularity — the diabetes rate doubled in Mexico between 2000 and 2007.

Mexico is the fourth largest consumer of Coca-Cola in the world. Inside the white, blue, and green exterior of the Coca-Cola church are walls lined with bottles of Coke for cleansing purposes.

What do you think about this church? Would you be willing to drink Coke to be healed of sickness?

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